Preston Norton’s Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is filled with heartbreak and humor, and a delightfully realistic teenage boy.
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Get to know Australian YA with Begin, End, Begin, a collection of short stories.
Revisit the glory days of endless debate team and college prep.
…Well, everyone except Daisy’s sister, that is.
Until I met the man with no feet. Maybe Quinn and Jake only have loss in common, but hey, that's How We Roll.
Maurene Goo's latest follows one girl's summer of family, friendship, and food trucks.
In her best book yet, Leila Sales invites you to get to know the most hated girl on the internet.
Ship It - from Riverdale writer Britta Lundin - is a queer outsider love story and a tribute to shipping.
Craving a thoughtful summer read with a feminist kick? Scoop up Siobhan Vivian's latest novel.
Kelly Loy Gilbert's Picture Us In The Light will break your heart, but did you expect anything less?
Hope can create a machine that can pop a balloon in 89 easy steps. But she can't think of a way to make Brady think of her as anything but Just Another Girl.
What does it mean when the best part of your life happened when you were too young to even remember it?
A review of Alyssa Brandon’s debut novel about werewolf love, or “how I got Christina Aguilera’s “Bound to You” stuck in my head every time I thought of the title.”
Two strangers form an unlikely connection via text in Mary H.K. Choi's debut.
Gayle Forman returns with her latest YA novel, I Have Lost My Way.
Brenda Rufener tackles teen homelessness in her debut novel Where I Live.
Obsessed with Felicity, a college freshman attempts to reinvent herself in Stacey Kade's latest novel.
Is telling a lie for the greater good the right thing to do or A Very, Very Bad Thing?
With this companion novel to Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost, we see why Rev deserved his own story in More Than We Can Tell.
Heather Ezell's debut novel is a dark, compelling and intense story about love and loss, set against a backdrop of raging California wildfires.
When a reformed criminal and the governor's daughter are thrown together on the campaign trail, they come down with a bad case of wanting what they can't have in Katie McGarry's Say You'll Remember Me.
Flight Season from Marie Marquardt is exactly the kind of quiet but powerful contemporary the genre needs.
Kami Garcia’s Broken Beautiful Hearts wants you to know that even when life is going for the knock-out, you can’t let it beat you down.
If sixteen stories about love triangles sounds like torture, never you fear! The shorts in Three Sides of a Heart are anything but basic with a capital B.
Dating's tough enough as it is, but exploring romantic feelings gets even more complicated for the asexual protagonist of Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann.
Dylan and Arden drive from Maryland to California looking for direction, looking for a lost ship, and Looking for Group.
No actual trains were harmed in the making of Love and Other Train Wrecks.
Samira Ahmed scores a win for #ownvoices with a relatable and realistic heroine in her debut novel, Love, Hate & Other Filters.
The 14 stories in Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet highlight the moments—and magic—before relationships actually begin.
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely turn headlines into human stories with their deeply affecting novel, All American Boys.
Ellie Marney’s No Limits reiterates the importance of that whole “just say no to drugs” adage.
Melissa de la Cruz’s Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe reads like an adequate fanfiction—not good, but not nearly bad enough to be hilari-good, either.
Abby struggles with loving her best friend Cooper (and letting him go) in Kasie West's newest book, Love, Life and the List.
Two socially awkward people come together in an unlikely and heartwarming romance in The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily.
Emma Mills brings us the book equivalent of a teen rom-com, and we're totally here for it.
The main character in Marcella Pixley’s Ready to Fall deals with the loss of a loved one in a very personal—and slightly crazy—way.
What do you do when the most popular girl in school tells everyone you're stalking her...then she ends up dead?
Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever sets the farce of The Importance of Being Earnest in a summer camp for geniuses.
Victoria Namkung wants to give notice to any inappropriate teachers out there: Never underestimate the power of justice.
Three young women in Amy Reed’s The Nowhere Girls start a movement to combat rape culture in their town.
Mitali Perkins creates a homage to immigrants and complicated families in You Bring The Distant Near.
Maggie Thrash's sequel to We Know It Was You is better than the original, but that's not saying a lot.
Dara must face the fallout from her best friend's death in Rebecca Phillips' These Things I've Done.
Jessie Ann Foley brings us Neighborhood Girls: the story of what happens when your father ruins your life. No, I mean, REALLY ruins your life.
Robin Benway is going to try her hardest to make you cry in her new novel, Far From The Tree.
Jessica Taylor's new novel explores what happens when one boy and two sisters-with-issues end up stranded on an island after a fatal boating accident.
Jennifer Mathieu's Moxie will make you want to trample the patriarchy (if you didn't already). Plus, you could win a copy!
When Olivia wakes from a coma after a near-fatal car accident, she can't remember the wreck...or anything that's happened in the last four years of her life.
In Jane, Unlimited, Kristin Cashore evokes Gothic themes with a unique and twisty tale about a girl, a mansion, and a whole lotta crazy.
In this novel by Maria Padian, attempts to punish a college rapist leave his victim Wrecked.
Krystal Sutherland weaves magical realism and mental illness into a poignant yet uplifting novel about facing your greatest fears with A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares.
Two best friends, living two very different lives, on opposite coasts—but they’ll always have the Avengers and snark to fall back on.
Is Brooks Rattigan acting as The Stand-In for love or for money?
A pair of teens investigate the murder of a (fictional) Cold War icon in The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes.
State-sanctioned resurrections make for horrible choices in Chandler Baker's This Is Not The End.
Does this Persuasion retelling live up to the original? Melissa Pimentel’s The One That Got Away has some big shoes to fill.
And Eleanor feels anything but fine.
It's hard when a family member gets sick. It's even harder when the sickness isn't physical. Emma Wunsch has us longing for The Movie Version of life.
Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a fantastic addition to the iconic superhero’s canon.
When agoraphobic Mallory is nominated for homecoming queen as a cruel joke, she formulates a plan to take the school's hottest quarterback as her date in this sweet debut from HelloGiggles writer Kerry Winfrey.
Randy Ribay’s An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes follows four diverse teens on a poorly thought-out road trip.
In Jessica Brody’s new book, In Some Other Life, Kennedy’s entire future hinges on a single decision she made when she was fourteen—so, you know, no pressure.
Jake Gerhardt shows us the soul-scarring ins and outs of eighth grade romance in My Future Ex-Girlfriend.
In Jodi Lynn Anderson’s Midnight at the Electric, all it takes is a single spark to create entire worlds.
Of Jenny and the Aliens’ main character is too teenage boy for anyone’s good.
Kathryn Ormsbee’s Tash Hearts Tolstoy examines asexualism through adaptation.
Suzette returns to the life she left behind a year after her beloved brother was diagnosed with bipolar and she was sent away to boarding school.
Francesca Zappia’s Eliza and Her Monsters is an exploration of mental illness, creativity and love, wrapped in a fandom package.
Perfect Ten features a unicorn on the cover, and that’s where the book peaks.
Five teens unite to serve up vigilante acts of kindness in Carrie Firestone's engaging new novel, The Unlikelies.
In Erin McCahan’s latest, The Lake Effect, Briggs heads for the beach for that summer sun, sand, and freedom, but what he finds is better than any tan he could’ve hoped for.
A college reject moves to Hollywood to pursue an acting career in Leila Howland's Hello, Sunshine.
In Wishbones, Virginia Macgregor writes about the immense weight of secret grief and the healing power of love.
When Elizabeth's diet turns dangerous, she's sent to a rehabilitation center for girls with eating disorders in Alexandra Ballard's What I Lost.
Heather Demetrios' latest novel is a devastatingly real portrayal of an abusive relationship.
A lost secret and a found secret send Juniper on a quest for answers in Julie Israel's Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index.
Life ain't easy when you're a gay teen. Especially when your boyfriend isn't ready to come out. And isn't entirely sure he's really a boy. How long will Micah spend Waiting For Walker?
The tea-leaf-reading part of Emily Arsenault's The Leaf Reader is original, but the mystery falls flat.
Get ready to say, "I do," to Sarah Dessen's latest novel, Once and For All.
Rainbow Rowell’s Kindred Spirits, a short story written for the U.K.'s World Book Day 2016, is a humorous and thoughtful examination of what it means to be a nerd.
Ready to spend the best summer of her life studying art in Europe, Nora's plans are foiled when her overbearing mother decides to tag along in Dana Schwartz's debut novel And We're Off.
Robin Talley reminds us that when you make up your mind to have a summer fling, be careful you don't end up falling in love.
One Nice. One Bad. One lives. One dies. You’ve never seen a YA love triangle with stakes as high as the ones in Cale Dietrich's The Love Interest.
When her sister Storm dies in a tragic accident, Anna decides to hit the road with Storm's best friend Cameron and complete the summer bucket list that Storm would never get to finish in Someone Else's Summer.
When uber-introvert Allison is forced to hold eye contact with a handsome stranger for three full minutes, she learns that intimacy can be life-altering in both positive and negative ways in Jessica Park's 180 Seconds.
Find out if you have what it takes to be a theme park princess in Karole Cozzo’s newest novel, The Truth About Happily Ever After.
K dramas and courtship collide in Maurene Goo's I Believe in a Thing Called Love.
If you're receiving this, drop everything and tune in to Alice Oseman’s Radio Silence.
Lucy's world is turned upside down when she becomes a counselor at a camp for troubled teens in The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord.
Sassy grandmas going to the big dance? That's only the beginning for Brian Katcher's latest, Deacon Locke Went To Prom.
Julie Murphy has truly outdone herself with Ramona Blue, a heroine who deserves a spot next to Anne Shirley and Jessica Darling.
Victoria Scott’s Violet Grenade will have you rooting for the “good” guys.
Lara Jean Song's story will live on in our hearts, always and forever.
Get ready to hit the jackpot with Windfall, Jennifer E. Smith's best work to date.
Two grieving teens connect through art and theatre, and learn that you're never alone in loss, in Sonia Belasco's Speak Of Me As I Am.
The main characters of Whitney Taylor’s Definitions of Indefinable Things struggle with depression, deception—and what it means to truly live.
Kim Zarins gives us a modern day take on The Canterbury Tales in Sometimes We Tell the Truth.
If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.
Becky Albertalli is back in this story of a crush-prone heroine with a couple cases of maybe-not-so-unrequited love.
After her sister's sudden death, Callie must deal with the fallout of a kidnapped girl, a grieving mother, and a town of people petitioning the Pope to make her sister a saint.